Lilongwe City Centre parliamentarian David Bisnowaty has decried the deplorable manner in the way Lilongwe City Council (LCC) delivers its services, and has since called for a forensic audit.
He told a group of journalists who attended the launch of Area 18B cleaning exercise in the city that it was unfortunate that LCC could was failing to keep the city clean despite collecting revenue every day.
Bisnowaty said it was unfair for business men and women to keep on paying taxes when the city provides no traceable services in return.
He called on partners and stakeholders to assist in pushing so that a forensic audit on how resources at LCC are used to be done.
“This will help us know if there are challenges at the Council that need assistance from higher authorities such as the central government,” said Bisnowaty.
According to Bisnowaty, it does not make sense for Area 18 to have its waste uncollected for months when it is just a stone’s throw away from the civic centre.
“Where is the money going?” wondered Bisnowaty.
Bisnowaty has since given LCC a deadline to fix things at the market saying failing which he will assume that corruption is manifesting at the council.
He made a commitment that he will visit all the markets in his constituency to for clean ups.
In reaction, former LCC Deputy Mayor, Akwame Bandawe, commended Bisnowaty for the exercise.